Special Needs Dad

When I Am Just So Exhausted

When I Am Just So Exhausted

Have you ever been through a season in your life when you were constantly tired? As a special needs parent, I believe it happens to all of us on a fairly regular basis, however I recently experienced a time in my life when it seemed as though I could not get any rest at all. Written by John Felageller

It's Not All On You

It's Not All On You

I didn’t dare move a muscle. Breathe in, breathe out, quiet, shallow, in, out. Don’t move. My son was finally asleep cradled in my arms against my chest. If I could just not move or breathe, maybe, just maybe he would sleep for 15-20 minutes and for that 15-20 minutes there would be no screaming and he wouldn’t feel the pain and I could rest – sort of. Written by Sarah McGuire

Healthy Rhythms Part 2: Relationships

Healthy Rhythms Part 2: Relationships

I didn’t understand how much becoming a parent would change my relationships. And being a parent to a child with special needs impacts that even more greatly. I don’t even just mean earthly relationships but my connection with God too. Written by Laurisa Ballew

4 Special Needs Parenting Reminders from a Deranged Robin

4 Special Needs Parenting Reminders from a Deranged Robin

Special needs parenting reminders came thick and fast when we were raising a son with major medical issues. But he overcame his health challenges, became an adult, and flew the coop long ago. These days, special needs parenting reminders arrive in strange ways. Written by Jolene Philo

10 Easy To Setup Sensory Activities Part 2

10 Easy To Setup Sensory Activities Part 2

Let’s be real. Sometimes those moments when the kids get home from school can be extra stressful. Having a plan and activities can provide structure and help relieve some of that stress. Written by Cathy Porter

Planning For Transitions

Planning For Transitions

“Hey Dad, I signed up to go to Destination Unknown with the youth group in a couple of weeks!” It was a Wednesday night, and these are the words our youngest son greeted me with as I picked him up. Written by Jonathan McGuire

10 Easy To Setup Sensory Activities Part 1

10 Easy To Setup Sensory Activities Part 1

In our house that bit of time just after coming back home from school is one of the real trigger points in the day. It’s a tired time of day for everyone, but my girls who have been masking non-stop all through the school day are simply beyond exhausted and in need of decompression and a chance to self-regulate. Written by Cathy Porter

Warrior Parents

Warrior Parents

I really should have taken up kickboxing, or just plain old boxing, or something involving a punching bag. I guess I still could. If I’d known all the fighting—or what some prefer to call “advocating”—I would need to do for my son Luke, I just might have… Written by Deb Abbs

YOU ARE INVITED

YOU ARE INVITED

This morning I started a new devotional that was put out by Wycliffe Bible Translators. In the devotional, the author depicts a banquet scene. In this scene there is a long table, name cards at each spot. The silverware is polished and the candles are flickering…Written by Jonathan McGuire